“A Talk with Gijs Bakker”, Jewellery & Product designer, The Netherlands

“Dutch Design is sober minded, harsh, lightly ironic, with a view to the world, uncomplicatedly constructed & material, opposed to luxury and therefore easily accessible to the public. My purest example of it is the Point-welded bracelet of 1966”.

I consider this article a real treat for you my faithful readers…a talk with none other than Gijs
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“The Dutch Jewel from 1965 until now” Exhibition in Arnhem, The Netherlands

The Exhibition will being held from 4th December 2009 until 7th March 2010, Museum Moderne Kunst, Arnhem

The museum started in the seventies buying and collecting Dutch Jewellery which in meantime became one of the main Jewellery Collections of The Netherlands. During this jewellery exhibition you take a look at the revolutionary developments of the Dutch designed jewellery starting at the sixties
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A Talk with Ruudt Peters, about his own Jewellery School & next coming Exhibitions

Last week I had a fascinating interview with Ruudt Peters, former Head of the Gold & Silversmithing Department of the Rietveld Academy of Art in  Amsterdam and until recently teacher at the Konstfade University College of Arts Stockholm. It truly became an interesting conversation about his jewellery, belief and the personal touch of teaching students.

I looked forward to the interview with Ruudt Peters was
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Brooches of Madeleine Albright in Museum of Arts & Design, N-Y







Brooche by, Dutch designer, Gijs Bakker

 Many of the brooches owned byMadeleine Albright, first female of Secretary of State of the USA, are temporarily on display at the Museum of Arts & Design in New-York, from September, 30 2009 until January, 31 2010. In her new book “Read my pins; Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box” she describes how
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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